Upgrading Harddrive in Powerbook G4 15"

    Hi there, I'm hoping that someone might be able to help me out in regards to choosing the right hard-drive upgrade for my Powerbook G4 15".

    I'm not really that big on computers but have come across a website that suggested I need a "2.5" Parallel ATA/IDE drive up to 250 GB".

    I've come across these four links all different prices but they seem like the same thing to me. I just wondered if anyone with a bit more techincal knowledge could tell 1) if these are any different 2) which one would be the best option.

    I have a link from…rch

    A link from Amazon…mr1

    A link from ebuyer…386

    and a link from SCAN

    If it helps my computer has the following info:


    Capacity: 74.53 GB
    Model: TOSHIBA MK8026GAX
    Revision: PA005B
    Serial Number: ??????????
    Removable Media: No
    Detachable Drive: No
    BSD Name: disk0
    Protocol: ATA
    Unit Number: 0
    Socket Type: Internal
    Partition Map Type: APM (Apple Partition Map)
    S.M.A.R.T. status: Verified
    Macintosh HD:
    Capacity: 74.41 GB
    Available: 16.62 GB
    Writable: Yes
    File System: Journaled HFS+
    BSD Name: disk0s3


    Model: MATSHITADVD-R UJ-846
    Revision: FAAG
    Detachable Drive: No
    Protocol: ATAPI
    Unit Number: 1
    Socket Type: Internal
    Low Power Polling: Yes

    I didn't really know who to ask so any helpful info would be much appreciated. Thanks.


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    Its a bit of a fiddly job TBH. Getting into the damn thing is the trickiest bit without shredding screws and ripping out ribbon cables from the trackpad/keyboard.

    Everything you need to know, including step by step high res photos can be found here…ook

    Just select your model
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